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The skull of Lulu, the killer whale  (Photo: National Museums Scotland)

Unique ceramics and killer whale skull to go on show

A killer whale skull from the only resident killer whale pod in the UK is among the fascinating objects featured in New to the National...
The Gas War by Graham Johnston is to be launched next Friday, 24 August.

Four new books about Shetland’s War to be launched

The first of four books about Shetland’s role in the First World War will be launched later this month. The are being published by Shetland...

Escape the festival and enjoy an afternoon tea

If the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh city centre in the midst of the Fringe Festival is too much for you, then you probably want...

A chocolate treat to mark this year’s book festival

Visitors to the Edinburgh International Book Festival can treat themselves to a special limited-edition dessert. Throughout August, The Ivy on the Square will be unveiling...

Glaswegians cycle around the equator – 28 times

Forget the latest UK winner of the Tour de France - Glasgow has its own biking champion. As the United Kingdom celebrated Geraint Thomas’ triumphant...

Scotland prepares to celebrate its splendid heritage

Scotland is looking to its proud past, as it gears up for this year's Heritage Awareness Day. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is preparing for the...

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Dram delights: Scotland’s new whiskey’s

Alice Grundon takes a look at some of Scotland’s new expressions…   Glenmorangie Rich and deliciously decadent, Glenmorangie Pommard Cask Finish is the result of...
The Macallan Horizon bottle in SCOTCH.

The Balmoral unveils exclusive ÂŁ100,000 whisky experience in partnership with The Macallan

It's been two centuries since The Macallan distilled its very first batch of whisky on the banks of the River Spey. Since then it has...
Dennis Malcolm

The Glen Grant: Scotland’s longest serving distiller Dennis Malcolm retires after 63 years

Born on The Glen Grant distillery grounds in 1946, where both his father and grandfather worked, Dennis Malcolm was always destined for a career in...
Inaugural Release HR-001-6177 copy

Ardnahoe Distillery: First whisky to come from a new distillery on Islay since 2009 released

It has been six decades since Stewart Laing first learned how to make whisky on Islay. In the 1960s he travelled to the world-famous whisky...
Credit: Zak Cassar.

Kiefer Sutherland: Hollywood star brings new whisky to the UK

Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland has unveiled his new whisky to the UK, a homage to his Canadian roots and love of the spirit. The whisky,...
Thomas Macrae.

Life With Isle of Harris Distillery: ‘The Hearach is special, it has done so much for the island’

Isle of Harris distiller Thomas Macrae talks to us about his earliest memories of whisky and why The Hearach is so special to islanders. And...